Transitional Housing is available from December 17, 2021-January 9, 2022.

  • ANYONE staying after Thursday, December 16th is required to sign up for transitional/Christmas housing through the form below.
  • Transitional & Christmas housing applications are due December 1st, 2021. Any applications after this day will incur a $50 late fee.
  • Residence Halls will be closed during Christmas break. All students needing transitional housing during Christmas break will reside in Knollcrest East Apartments.
  • Students needing housing staff to secure them Christmas Break transitional housing will include a $25 processing fee and will be $15 per night.
  • Students are welcome to find a friend currently living in KE apartments to host them for break housing. Students who find their own host will not need to pay the $15 per night fee but will still be required to pay the $25 processing fee.
  • **If you are planning to host a friend in your apartment during Christmas break, you will be offering your space freely and will not receive compensation for hosting. **
  • Students who are needing transitional housing for the whole Christmas break (12/17-01/09), will have their $25 fee waved. (*This only applies to students requiring a host assignment from the break housing team).
  • Meals will not be provided during Christmas break.

Need transitional housing for Christmas Break?






Current KE resident wanting to be a Christmas Break host?






Questions? Please contact Housing.

Transitional Housing is available from May 14-May 24.

  • ANYONE staying after Friday, May 14th is required to sign up for transitional/summer housing through the form below.
  • Transitional & Summer housing applications are due Monday, May 10th. Any applications after this day will incur a $50 late fee.
  • Residence Hall students will stay in their dorm room from May 14th through 10am, May 24th.
  • Transitional Housing will be free of charge for seniors and those staying for the entire summer. Housing for underclassmen only staying through May 24th is $15/night.
  • Meal plans will be available from May 14-23 for an additional charge:
    • Option 1: Lunch and Dinner - $18.70/day - $175 total
    • Option 2: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast Bag included - $22.70/day - $200 total

Sign up for Transitional Housing here:






Departing campus housing:

Before your departure (either prior to May 24th or May 24th at 10am), you should complete a brief check-out process. Instructions for your check-out will be provided on this page, but in short:

DORM STUDENTS: You will stay in your dorm room up through May 24th at 10am. Please complete a self-checkout before you go.

CURRENT KE RESIDENTS: Unless Housing tells you otherwise, you will stay in your current apartment up through May 24th at 10am. Please complete a formal checkout with an RA before you go.


Questions? Please contact Housing.

Knollcrest East Apartments are a convenient and safe option for living close to campus over Spring Break. Stay with a friend or have the KE offices place you in an available apartment.

There is no charge for current KE residents to stay during break. However, registration is still required. You will remain in your current apartment over break. Students interested in housing dorm students should contact Allison Hunt.

Spring Break housing as available March 21–28, 2020. Applications are due March 10 to allow time to process roommate requests. Applicants who apply after March 10 will be required to pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Sign up early to avoid late fees and to assure placement.

All Calvin University policies apply during Spring Break.

    • Do you qualify?

      Space is limited for spring break housing. Priority will be given in the following order for those who request a place to stay:

      1. KE students who wish to stay in their apartment over spring break.
      2. international students
      3. students employed on campus who have nowhere else to stay
      4. students living outside the Midwest who have nowhere else to stay
    • Cost and fees

      Applications are due March 10, 2020.

      • All dorm students will be required to pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee, regardless if you are staying with a friend in KE or staying with a host arranged by the office.
      • In addition, there is a charge of $15 per night for those who need the housing office to arrange a spot for them to stay during break.
      • You can avoid a nightly housing charge if you arrange to live with a friend who is a current KE resident. You must still apply and register for housing.
      • Note: There will be a $100 fine plus the nightly charge of $15 to anyone who staying in KE without applying and receiving a placement. All Christmas break housing fees will be charged to your miscellaneous account.

      Charges will be processed after Spring Break. All students may pay online or with cash or check at Financial Services.

    • What to pack

      You will need clothes, personal hygiene items and sheets for the bed. The KE students that are opening up their apartment to you will have put away their sheets. You will NOT be able to get into your dorm room after 10 a.m. on Saturday. You will not be able to use any of the kitchenware, food, toiletries, etc. that are already in the apartment. Plan to bring any items that you will need for cooking. However, there will be some additional cooking items at the KE Desk available for check out.

      Please try to limit what you bring to 2 suitcases. It is not necessary to bring over all your belongings. The dorms are locked and your items will be safe there. You do not need to bring cleaning supplies as they are available in the apartments. There will be a van available for transportation, but it fills quickly so it is limited to luggage and people.

    • Dining Halls

      The dining halls will be closed during spring break. The last meal available is dinner on Friday, March 20 at Knollcrest Dining Hall. The dining hall will re-open on Sunday, March 29 for dinner at Commons Dining Hall.


Apply for Spring Break Housing

Questions or cancellations? Please contact Allison Hunt.

Knollcrest East Apartments are a convenient and safe option for summer living close to campus. We have full amenities, a competitive rent rate, and an RA staff who plan community events throughout summer months. Summer Housing is available from May 24–August 22, 2021.* Choose KE for your break housing needs!

Current dorm students will be given permission to stay in their dorm room for transitional housing (May 14-24) where they will then move to KE. Current KE students will remain in their own apartment for transitional housing and will move into their summer placement on May 24.

Summer residents who will be living in the dorms for Fall 2021 will be given permission to move to the dorms two weeks before class begins.

*Students who will live Off-Campus for Fall 2021 and 2021 Graduates (not returning for an extra semester) may only stay until Saturday, August 15.

    • Do you qualify?

      Accommodations will be provided following this priority order:

      1. Calvin summer school students
      2. Students with on-campus jobs
      3. International students
      4. Students with off-campus jobs
      5. Students who will live on-campus for fall 2021
      6. Students who will live off-campus for fall 2021 —these students may only stay until Saturday, August 15.
      7. Graduates of 2021 (and not returning for an extra semester)—these students may only stay until Saturday, August 15.
    • Roommates and placements

      In order to promote quality community and allow for summer maintenance work, KE apartments will be limited to certain buildings during the summer. Apartment groups will be made of 2-4 students. Single rooms can only be guaranteed for those with a special accommodation from the Student Success Office.

      • Students may request specific roommates on the KE Summer Application. (Roommate requests cannot be guaranteed after the application deadline of May 10th.)
      • The University reserves the right to fill each apartment to capacity (4 students) and additional students may be assigned at any time during the summer.
      • All rental rates are per student regardless of how many people occupy an apartment at a given time.
      • If Fall 2021 residents are staying for the entire summer, they will be placed in their fall apartment with 1-3 roommates. If a Fall 2021 resident is only staying for a portion of the summer, he or she may be placed in one of the available buildings and may not be placed in their fall placement.
      • Calvin University may revoke your apartment assignment due to inappropriate use of the apartments, inappropriate behavior while on college grounds, or failure to make payments. The KE Living Booklet outlines all of the policies for Knollcrest East.
    • Cost and fees

      Applications are due May 10, 2021

      Staying the entire summer
      • Applications submitted on or before May 10th: $1200 for the entire summer
      • Applications submitted after May 10th: $1200 for the entire summer + $50 late processing fee
      • $600 (1/2 of rent) is due before move-in (May 25). The remaining $600 is due July 1.
      Staying for a portion of the Summer
      • Applications submitted on or before May 10th: $15 per night
      • Applications submitted after May 10th: $15 per night + $50 late processing fee

      All students may pay online (see below) or with cash or check at Financial Services. If you pay in person, return your paper receipt from Financial Services to the Knollcrest East Apartments or Student Life Office so that you can be placed in summer housing. Placements will not be made until payments are made.

      This is a one time payment tool. In order to make an e-check payment, you will need your bank account number, bank routing number, and student ID number. There is a 2.75% fee for making payment via credit or debit card.


Questions? Please contact Housing.